Simplicity tank 8338 ..Got it right!

‘Third time is the charm’, so they say. I’m not sure what caused my sewing breakdown the other day and my subsequent rant. I guess I was hungry and tired and then just kept pushing myself to finish. It was like I forgot everything! The old brain cells were fried. I want to thank those […]

Simplicity 8338 fail

I’m feeling very discouraged about sewing today. Why don’t I just make my life easier and give it up? It’s usually when I make one dumb mistake after another that I feel this way. Or when I don’t read the instructions and do it my way, and then I realize I should have read the […]

A Fairytale Dress For Spring

Recently I’ve decided I really like patterns by Liesl Gibson. I also really enjoy reading the Oliver & S blog. Especially the weekend links! I know many of my sewing blogger friends were making these patterns up years ago, and singing their praises, but somehow they passed me by. I was probably busy sewing up […]

Tennis team outfit Kwik Sew 4113 skirt and Jalie

Finding tennis wear that flatters you in middle age is no small feat. And wearing it out in public is also an act of bravery. I would never in a million years wear a skirt this short to go around town in but somehow I never have enough time to stop and change when I need […]

Sewing for Lent. Will you join in? #sewingforlent

  There’s no doubt that I’m a selfish seamstress. Nowadays, sewing is only my hobby and one of my goals this year is to make all of my own clothes and not buy any. I lose interest in sewing when I’m not making what I want, when I want, and get really stressed out when […]

Bento Tee in double sided wool knit

Recently, I was contacted by Kate from The Confident Stitch , an online fabric store with a brick and mortar shop in Missoula Montana. It looks like a really fun shop to hang out in if you live nearby, and they have lots of sewing classes, too. I may stop by when I visit my […]

Ginger Jeggings and McCall’s 6964

Recently I was approached by  Organic Cotton Plus to try some of their fabric.  I remembered the cute knit Ginger jeans Lauren made awhile back with their stretch knit denim  and wanted to try a similar version for myself. I had the ultimate mom jean in mind, Pull On Jeggings! I so deserve a pair of […]

Jalie 2215 Tennis top

I love the lines of Jalie 2215 for a tennis top. Kind of retro cool, right? Like a vintage 70’s tennis top, but made in modern fabric with modern techniques. I am so excited about this pattern! Jalie 2215 in size T But this one turned out a little too tight on me. I made […]